Michael Kelly (American actor)

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Michael Kelly
Kelly in February 2011
Born Michael Joseph Kelly
(1968-05-22) May 22, 1968 (age 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Michael Joseph Kelly (born May 22, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in films such as Changeling, Dawn Of The Dead, Law Abiding Citizen, The Adjustment Bureau, Chronicle, and Now You See Me. He also appeared in the television miniseries Generation Kill and the Criminal Minds spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. He is also known for playing Doug Stamper in the American TV series House of Cards.

Early life[edit]

Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of Irish American parentage, and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the son of Maureen and Michael Kelly.[1] He has one brother (Andrew) and two sisters (Shannon and Casey). He graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. He then attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.



Year Title Role
1998 Origin of the Species Fisher
River Red Frankie
1999 Man on the Moon Michael Kaufman
2000 Unbreakable Doctor Dubin
2003 E.D.N.Y. Anderson Snyder
2004 Dawn of the Dead CJ
2005 Loggerheads George
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Rocco
2006 Out There Mitchell
Invincible Pete
2007 Broken English Guy
Zoe's Day Dad
Tooth & Nail Viper
2008 Changeling Detective Lester Ybarra
The Narrows Danny
Tenderness Gary
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Bray
The Afterlight Andrew
Defendor Paul Carter
Did You Hear About the Morgans? Vincent
2010 Nice Tie, Italiano! The American
Fair Game Jack
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Charlie Traynor
2012 Chronicle Richard Detmer
2013 Now You See Me Agent Fuller
Man of Steel Steve Lombard
2015 Everest Jon Krakauer


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Aaron Henry
2000–2001 Level 9 Wilbert 'Tibbs' Thibodeaux 12 episodes
2000–2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Luke Dixon
2001 Third Watch Chip Waller
2002 The Shield Sean Taylor
Law & Order Douglas Carroll
2003 Judging Amy Jack Barrett Episode: "Just Say Oops"
2004 The Jury Keen Dwyer Episode "Last Rites"
2005 Kojak Detective Bobby Crocker 9 episodes
2006–2007 The Sopranos Agent Ron Goddard 6 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Lucas Wade Episode: "Born to Kill"
2008 Generation Kill Cpt. Bryan Patterson 7 episodes
Fringe John Mosley Episode: "The Arrival"
Law & Order: Falling Gary Talbot
2009 Washingtonienne Paul Movius TV movie
2010 Criminal Minds Jonathan "Prophet" Sims Episode: "The Fight"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terrence Brooks
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Jonathan "Prophet" Sims
The Good Wife Mickey Gunn 2 episodes
2011–2013 Person of Interest Mark Snow 7 episodes
2013–2015 House of Cards Douglas "Doug" Stamper 38 episodes


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